Some highly rated snowshoes include the Tubbs Xpedition, the Faber Sommet and the TSL Symbioz. As of 2015, the Tubbs Wilderness snowshoes for women are rated 4.9 stars out of five.
The Tubbs Xpedition snowshoes weigh 4.5 pounds and feature an anodized aluminum frame for joint protection and underfoot carbon-steel teeth for a good grip on descents. The Faber Sommet snowshoes weigh 3.4 pounds and include an aluminum frame and steel crampons beneath the heel and toes. The TSL Symbioz snowshoes weigh 3.9 pounds and have a frame reinforced with carbon strips. They also include a versatile binding system. The Tubbs Wilderness snowshoes weigh 6 pounds and feature an aluminum frame with carbon steel crampons. The size of any snowshoes should depend on the total weight of a person with a fully loaded pack.